President Obama has called on the United Nations Security Council for strong action against North Korea's weekend missile launch. In typical U.N. fashion, their bold action towards North Korea has been... crickets. Nothing, nada, silence. Did anyone expect any more than that from the U.N.? And what if they do decide to respond? What will the response be? Perhaps something like "we are so angry at you!" Boy, that will show them. We all know how Kim Jong Il hates disappointing and upsetting other nations.
Which brings us to the crux of the problem. North Korea doesn't care if we despise them, and they don't care if the U.N. is mad at them. And President Obama, apparently, is going to do nothing more than chastise them, right after he apologizes to the rest of the world for America. We don't know about you, but we don't like our president going to other nations and apologizing for us, especially when it's unnecessary and uncalled for. We didn't hear any Europeans commenting after "the apology tour" with "hey, no apology needed. After all, America has saved our butts more times than we can count." You didn't hear that? Yeah, neither did we. So, who's arrogant now?
Speaking of arrogant, President Urkel wants to kum-bah-ya his way to a no-nukes world; great gig if you can get it, but we don't really believe that Kim Jong Il is going to join him at the campfire and sing with him. President Urkel appears to believe the press about him being the Messiah. He's going to bring the world together, heal the sick, and feed the hungry. While he's doing all that, be sure and pay attention to the guy behind the curtain; you know, the one who will still be shooting missiles because he didn't care that the U.N. was mad at him.
Back to the U.N. -- why do we still belong to them? We pay the majority of their bills and house them. For what? So they have a place to get their mail? We're spending a lot of money for them to have a P.O. box. Because it's apparent that they have no power to stop anyone who wants to abuse their power; not Kim Jong Il, not Hugo Chavez, and not Fidel Castro. It seems to us that the only people they want to control are Americans. They want to tell us how and when to use capital punishment, how to parent, and when and where we can attack an evil regime. And our leaders are so stupid that they will actually listen to the U.N. That's because we are a nation of laws and if we sign on to something, we take it seriously. All the more reason that we should be careful what we sign with the U.N.
On the other hand, lawless, ungoverned leaders have no use for the laws and government of the U.N. or any other country. Lawless, ungoverned leaders believe that they are the law, so no other law means anything to them.
The following are excerpts from Jennifer Rubin's article at commentarymagazine.com (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/rubin/61541)
"And what about the 'international community' and the UN, whose company Obama craves? Well, their inability to do anything have made them useless. As Charles Krauthammer aptly put it: 'If he had gone to Oz it would have had more effectiveness.'”
"The bad news: our enemies profit by ineffectiveness and move ahead with their designs while we dither. Dimitri Medvedev may call Obama his 'new comrade,' but he’s not about to agree to sanctions against North Korea. And Iran is watching and learning just how unresponsive to provocations the new president is. Their nuclear program moves ahead. One wonders what it will take for Obama to get real."
On a different note, Daniel Hannan, who is quickly becoming one of our favorite Brit's, wrote to Americans about Universal Healthcare, urging us not to adopt it. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/daniel_hannan/blog/2009/04/06/americans_dont_copy_the_british_healthcare_system